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‘Grave bearing’ for shipping’s safety

The Nassau Container Port’s top executive yesterday called for long-needed repairs to the harbour’s breakwaters to become a high-priority item given the “grave bearing” for shipping safety.

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Prospect Ridge an experiment

Considered by American historians as one of the final great legislative achievements of the civil rights movement, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on April 11 (1968), seven days after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

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FNM’s one day convention to cost $100,000

THE Free National Movement’s one-day convention on November 27 to select its new leader is an “expensive” undertaking and will cost the party an estimated $100,000.

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Winder stepping down as Commonwealth chief

Commonwealth Bank’s president, Raymond Winder, is stepping down to be replaced by the BISX-listed institution’s chief operating officer, Tribune Business can reveal.

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Building suppliers predict supply woes to mid-2022

Building materials providers yesterday predicted that global supply chain challenges will last well into mid-2022 but have prepared for the Christmas season early.

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Billie Jean King Cup: Team Bahamas opens play today

THE Bahamas, ranked at number one in Group II of the Americas Zone of the Billie Jean King Cup, will begin competition today in Panama City, Panama.

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Five schools found to have COVID cases

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson yesterday expressed concern with the number of suspected COVID-19 cases being recorded in public schools across New Providence, claiming that most of the cases are students, some “as young as five-years-old”.

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‘On fire’ materials to hit construction

Contractors yesterday warned their home building clients face “a hit to their pockets” in 2021 from an “on fire” construction materials market where prices have risen ten percent since the New Year alone.

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Hotels won’t rebound to pre-COVID employment

A top hotelier yesterday conceded it will “be very difficult” for existing Bahamian resorts to fully return to 100 percent of pre-COVID staffing levels due to the changed working environment.

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‘Unhappy campers’ on Atlantis COVID testing

The hotel union’s president yesterday said “there are a lot of unhappy campers on Paradise Island” after Atlantis followed through on plans to make unvaccinated staff pay for weekly COVID tests.

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Retailers face nervous festive inventory wait

A BAHAMIAN retailer yesterday said “goods are sitting in places and we can’t get them”, as she lamented the supply chain woes disrupting the run-up to a vital Christmas season.

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‘Families still in need’

AN official from a local charitable organisation said while the need for food assistance has decreased, there are still about 9,000 families or 36,000 individuals in dire need of help.

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International Bazaar is an embarrassment

Fire fighters of the Grand Bahama Fire Services, the Grand Bahama Shipyard and Buckeye Bahamas averted an unmitigated disaster by quickly outing the fire blaze at the once popular International Bazaar.

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Bowe: Don’t expect significant changes from a new gov’t

A LEADING financial expert doesn’t expect a new government to make significant changes before the mid-term budget which is due next February.

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Black Lives Matter ‘hypocrites’

American political writer Kenneth R Timmerman claimed in his hard-hitting exposé of Rainbow PUSH Coalition founder and African American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, Sr, that Booker T Washington forewarned that there will come a time when hucksters will seek to enrich themselves at the expense of the Negro population.

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Probation for making false report

A 20-year-old man, who lied to police officers when he told them that two men had robbed him of his car at gunpoint, was placed on six months probation yesterday.

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IAN FERGUSON: Beware peril of unfair employee dismissals

When you terminate an employee’s contract without a fair reason, it is an unfair or unlawful dismissal. Sometimes these issues are dealt with at Industrial Tribunals but, quite often, there are many terminations that go unaddressed.

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Leadership conundrum

One of the greatest conflicts facing aspiring or “established” leaders is not so much a lack of support, as much as it is a lust of support and power. Too many leaders “live to be liked personally”, as opposed to living to make life better for other persons. As a result of this flawed viewpoint, many of them work harder trying to build their own “Fan Clubs and Ego-centric Empires”, instead of demonstrating a commitment to build healthy organisations and communities that truly empower and inspire others to be their best, even when things are at their worst.

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Keep the Queen

Our family purchased a property and made investments in The Bahamas after consultation with your Government Investment Authority and Nassau lawyers. We were told that our investments would be safe and secure because Queen Elizabeth was Head of State and there was a British style Parliament and Court system. Based on these reassurances we went ahead with transactions.

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Union leader files actions over COVID redundancy

A trade union leader yesterday said he has taken court action against Atlantis on behalf of individual workers over claims involving unfair dismissal, breach of contract and COVID-19 redundancy pay.